Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump relies on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced in response to environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. Production of R-22 will cease by 2020. Introducing R-410A Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. This means it will cool your home without harming the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s highest efficiency systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Pinnacle HVAC LLC in Homer Glen, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If your system was made before 2010, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system now, before R-22 is scarce. Some manufacturers offer alternate refrigerants such as R-407C, R-438A and R-422, however, they may not work with an R-22 AC or heat pump and could compromise your system’s performance. Pinnacle HVAC LLC is Here to Help Contact Pinnacle HVAC LLC by calling 708-301-0170 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Homer Glen, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.